Best summer recipes

Try Philippa Davis’ elderflower and vanilla madeleines for a slightly different bake to attempt this weekend. They are perfect packaged in a pocket for a mid-walk sustenance stop. Or if…

Gin Craze

Today’s Gin Craze is quite different, thankfully, to that of history. Ettie Neil-Gallacher discovers how artisan distillers are ensuring the drink remains as clear as its reputation. As artisan gin…

Create legions of hare converts with this delicious take on hare ragout.

Philippa Davis’ hare ragout with pappardelle pasta packs a game laden punch. Thoguh hare can be a strong meat, it makes the perfect spring supper. Lighten the flavour with lashings…

Use up your stocks of freezer fruit with this incredibly easy fruit and almond tart recipe.

Philippa Davis’ fruit and almond tart is a failsafe recipe. This method works as a template, so use whatever fruit you have to hand or stored in the freezer from…

Rhubarb fool

When spring has properly sprung and it is too warm to think of crumbles and pies, rhubarb fool makes a gloriously simple replacement. An old-fashioned classic, the raspberry ripple-like streaks…

Homemade lard and pork scratchings

Homemade lard and pork scratchings are filling, incredibly moreish and, best of all, remarkably simple to make at home. Follow this easy recipe from Lidgates: The Meat Cookbook by Danny…

Chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake

There are ways to consume cocoa this Easter without unwrapping yet another chocolate egg. Put aside time this long weekend to bake Philippa Davis’ chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake.…